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Hackers hit over a dozen mobile carriers and could shut down networks, researchers find - CNET“Hacking a company that has mountains of data that is always updating is the holy grail for an intelligence agency.”The best July 4 sales of 2019 - CNETCelebrate Independence Day with family, friends, games and, of course, deals.NASA confirms Curiosity rover's surprising Mars methane discovery - CNETHigh methane levels detected by the rover hinted at the possibility of life but follow up experiments show it was a transient plume.Women in entertainment, tech tell young girls: You don't have to be perfect - CNETCountry singer Trisha Yearwood, actress Rebecca Covington Webber and other professionals shared their advice at Zynga's Women in Entertainment panel.Borderlands 3: Release date, characters and everything we know so far - CNETThe latest installment in the sci-fi shooting game that inspired the "looter-shooter" genre is returning.Mueller report live reading brought to you by Mark Hamill, Alyssa Milano and other stars - CNETWith everyone from Zachary Quinto to Annette Bening on board, this may be the most entertaining way to get the findings.SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off - CNETThe Super Smart Space Genius does it again.Harry Potter: Wizards Unite brings in $1M on opening weekend - CNETThe game is set to bring in $10 million within a month, data from Sensor Tower suggests.
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Breaking up Google isn't the answer
Google is being eyed by lawmakers who want to break it up.Here's what Salesforce thinks you missed about its massive $15.7 billion acquisition
Salesforce is fresh off a massive acquisition. Unfortunately, investors frowned on the deal.Slack's unique way of going public may be a look into the future: NYSE COO
Welcome to the public markets, Slack.Lenovo’s and Google's Smart Alarm Clock might make you hate mornings less
Lenovo's and Google's new Smart Clock makes getting up in the morning a little less awful.What a Facebook breakup would mean for investors
The next 10 years could look vastly different for Facebook than the past decade if lawmakers get their way.E3 2019: Here's when we'll get a Netflix for video games
E3 2019 brought us plenty of news about cloud gaming. Here's where the major playings including Google, Microsoft, and Sony stack up.'I will never stop being grateful': Apple CEO Tim Cook cites Stonewall riots at Stanford graduation
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots at Stanford University's 2019 graduation ceremony.Tim Cook on tech industry: 'If you've built a chaos factory, you can't dodge responsibility for the chaos'
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the 2019 Stanford University commencement ceremony to deliver an address that hammered the tech industry over privacy practices and a failure to account for leaks and hacks.
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Jessica Jones' Spin on Trish Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat, Is Marvel Storytelling at Its Best
Because the stories in Marvel’s Netflix series were always far more grounded than their big screen counterparts, many characters were drastically reimagined in order to fit organically into the MCU’s heightened, yet still realistic New York City. Despite Patsy Walker’s heroic origins in Marvel’s comics being…
Read more...Investigators Say Late Owner of QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Siphoned Client Holdings
The late founder of catastrophically failed Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX (QCX) “took most of the money entrusted to him by clients and spent much of it on himself and his wife,” the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a report released last week by court-ordered monitors.
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This past weekend, Netflix finally did something anime fans have been waiting years for: The seminal mecha series Neon Genesis Evangelion was made available for streaming for the first time ever. You might have seen all the fuss and been intrigued. You might have started watching and want to know what to think about…
Read more...U.S. and Iran's Hackers Are Trading Blows
The loud saber rattling and increasing tension in the Persian Gulf is being felt acutely in cyberspace. Following reports that the U.S. carried out cyberattacks against Iran, a senior U.S. official warned this weekend about hacking attempts from Iran directed at the United States.
Read more...The Tech Accessories That You'll Actually Want to Keep Out on Display
As much as I rely on my iPhone, my laptop, and various other pieces of tech, I don’t always love looking at them. Cables, chargers, speakers, and their various other accompaniments often get the job done, but without so much as a hint of style. Thankfully, designers are catching up, or at least getting wise to how…
Read more...All the Cool Things Going to Space Tonight Aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket
In a launch Elon Musk is calling the most difficult yet for his company, SpaceX will attempt to deposit 24 satellites into three different orbits around Earth. Here’s everything you need to about tonight’s launch, including how to watch.
Read more...How to Keep Spam Out of Your Google Calendar
Scammers and spammers have been wriggling their way into unsuspecting users’ Google Calendars for years now, but there’s been a swell of headlines on Google Calendar phishing scams over the past few weeks. Here’s why.
Read more...The 10 Best Deals of June 24, 2019
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Raspberry Pi 4 AMA with Raspberry Pi Inventor Eben UptonJoin us this Tuesday, June 25th for a Tom's Hardware AMA with Eben Upton, founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi.Store All The Things: SanDisk 200GB SD Card For $24Amazon's SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC card is on sale for just $24 today on Amazon.Best Tech Deals 2019From monitors to hard drives, we're rounding up the best deals on the devices you want.Amazon Prime Day 2019: Start Date and Best DealsPrime Day 2019 hasn't started yet, but we're already seeing solid deals. Here are the best items you can buy right now.You Can Now Beta Test macOS Catalina: Here's HowApple released the first public beta versions of macOS Catalina.Ubuntu Compromises on 32-Bit App SupportAfter Steam and Wine developers threatened to stop supporting Ubuntu, Canonical announced that Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 will support select 32-bit applications.Grab This 32GB Corsair Memory Kit for $115Newegg is selling the Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2666 32GB (2x 16GB) memory kit for just $114.99.MSI's Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1650 Is Fit for Compact BuildsMSI silently adds two low profile GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards to the company's Turing lineup.
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Apple's Seattle workforce will quintuple by 2024Apple is doubling down on the number of employees it plans on hiring in its new Seattle site. The company announced at a Monday news conference that it would be bringing 2,000 jobs to the city by 2024 -- twice the number it initially planned. The new...Watch SpaceX attempt a 'most challenging' Falcon Heavy launch at 2:30 AM ETLast year SpaceX launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, but the company describes tonight's STP-2 mission as one of the "most challenging" launches in its history. It's also the first Falcon Heavy launch to reuse side boosters,...New York City is the first new 'Hitman 2' locationHitman 2 has had the same locations since launch -- you could take on new targets, of course, but the missions always had to take place in the same environments. You'll have some variety very shortly, though. IO is giving Expansion Pass holders "Th...Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder camera costs $3,995Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the compact rangefinder design and a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but at a slightly easi...KitchenAid’s $3,199 SmartOven+ connects to Google Home and AlexaKitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOven+ i...Outage in Netherlands knocks out emergency services for hoursThe Dutch were given a frightening lesson about society's reliance on technology. A major telecommunications outage knocked Netherland's version of 911 offline for a few hours on Monday, reported Reuters. The outage originated on Royal KPN's network...Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum for battery cellsTesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April for a tariff exclusion on 10 million kilograms of the metal per year from Nippon Light Meta...What we're watching: 'Back to Life'Still trying to get over Fleabag's Hot Priest? Daniel Cooper points out another black comedy that will soon make its way from the UK to the US that should be on your radar.
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The Dell G5587 Nvidia GTX 1060 gaming laptop just dropped to $799 at WalmartGone are the days when you had to spend a grand or more to get a great gaming laptop. PC makers like Dell are cranking out some excellent and affordable machines today like the Dell G5587, which is on sale right now for just $799.How to watch SpaceX’s most difficult Falcon Heavy launch everSpaceX will launch a Falcon Heavy rocket Monday evening in its most challenging launch yet. The launch is scheduled for Monday June 24 at 8:30 p.m. PT, but is dependent on weather conditions. You can watch NASA's livestream with coverage starting at 8 p.m. PT.Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones get price cuts ahead of Amazon Prime DayAmerican software titan Google has entered the mobile game in a big way with its excellent Pixel devices, and the third-gen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL can both be had at nice discounts right now from Amazon.Best sellers from last year’s Amazon Prime Day and what to expect in 2019Amazon Prime Day 2019 is looming over the horizon, and right now is a great time to look back at last year's most popular deals to get a decent idea of what to expect in 2019. Take a look at our predictions.Amazon Prime Day 2019: Start date, predictions, and the best deals so farAmazon Prime Day 2019 isn't here yet, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.Best Prime Day headphone deals: What we expect from Amazon in 2019Solitude doesn't come cheap, but Amazon has something up its sleeve that will make it a tad more affordable: Prime Day. That's right — the retailer's discounting top-rated headphones for its online shopping bonanza.Adonit Pro 4 impressions: A Basic But Affordable StylusFor casual note takers and sketch artists, the Adonit Pro 4 stylus is a low-maintenance, low-cost device for people just getting started with using a conductive pen on their smartphone or tablet.The best new gear from the Summer Outdoor Retailer 2019 conventionAt the 2019 summer Outdoor Retailer convention in Denver, Colorado the top gear manufacturers revealed the latest and greatest camping, hiking, and backpacking products to keep us safe and comfortable.
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Alien-ocean-in-a-lab experiments produce new crystals not found on Earth
With Earth-like canyons and oceans of liquid methane, Saturn's moon Titan is one of the most fascinating places in the solar system. To better understand this weird world, scientists recreated Titan's alien oceans in the lab, producing new types of crystals that don't occur naturally on Earth but may form a common crust on Titan... Continue Reading Alien-ocean-in-a-lab experiments produce new crystals not found on Earth Category: Space Tags:
Scientists teach a seal to sing Star Wars theme, plus other hits
Taking into account even the most horrendous of shower-time singers, the vocal prowess of humans goes mostly unmatched in the animal kingdom. But scientists in Scotland have now found success training grey seals to mimic the human voice and even belt out the melodies to some well-known tunes, a skill they say may hold lessons for those studying speech disorders in people... Continue Reading Scientists teach a seal to sing Star Wars theme, plus other hits Category: Biology Tags:
Brain study reveals type of schizophrenia similar to neurodegenerative disease
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Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine has revealed some cases of schizophrenia can be associated with abnormal protein buildup in the brain similar to that seen in cases of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders. It's hoped the discovery will lead to better diagnostic strategies identifying specific types of schizophrenia... Continue Reading Brain study reveals type of schizophrenia similar to neurodegenerative disease Category: Medical Tags:
Exozox lets you tow two bikes – behind a bike
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If you run a bicycle-share co-op that extolls the virtues of a car-free lifestyle, then you might feel like a bit of a hypocrite on the odd occasion that you have to use a car or truck to transport multiple riderless bikes. Well, the Exozox is here to help, as it lets you tow a couple of bikes behind your own... Continue Reading Exozox lets you tow two bikes – behind a bike Category: Bicycles Tags:
Study indicates that coffee might be an obesity-fighter
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Although coffee consumption does potentially pose some health risks, studies have also suggested that it may lower incidences of maladies such as prostate cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Now, scientists believe that it could also help fight obesity... Continue Reading Study indicates that coffee might be an obesity-fighter Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
Seagull-inspired blades could give small-scale wind turbines a power boost
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While we've already seen that large-scale wind turbine blades which are shaped like humpback whale fins can be more efficient, what works for big turbines doesn't necessarily work for little ones. In fact, a new study suggests that for small-scale units, copying seagull wings may be the way to go... Continue Reading Seagull-inspired blades could give small-scale wind turbines a power boost Category: Energy Tags:
Trio adds extra screens to make laptop multitasking easier
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A year ago, an MIT-backed startup called Mobile Pixels launched crowdfunding efforts for a slick-on, slide-out second screen for laptops called Duo. Now the team is back with a similar setup, this time adding up to two screens per laptop... Continue Reading Trio adds extra screens to make laptop multitasking easier Category: Laptops Tags:
Performance enhancing probiotics? Study homes in on beneficial bacteria in elite athletes
A compelling new study has found increased volumes of a certain species of gut bacteria in marathon runners following the completion of an event. This species was found to metabolize exercise-induced lactate into propionate, a compound that may increase exercise capacity, pointing the way to a potential performance-enhancing probiotic in the future... Continue Reading Performance enhancing probiotics? Study homes in on beneficial bacteria in elite athletes Category: Science Tags:
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Raspberry Pi 4 Launched: Quad Cortex-A72 Single-Board Computer For $35
This morning the Raspberry Pi Foundation took the wraps off of their next generation hobbyist project computer, the Raspberry Pi 4. The eagerly anticipated update to the Raspberry Pi lineup – which is actually arriving a bit ahead of schedule due to some good fortunes in SoC development – offers a significant upgrade to the family thanks to its new 28nm Broadcom SoC, which among other things incorporates a more powerful quad Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cluster. The single-board computer is available now, and like its predecessors, prices start at $35.
Long a favorite for tinkers, makers, and anyone else looking for a project board or a simple computer, the Raspberry Pi family has been around since 2012. Its last full update was in 2016, when t...Everspin Begins Production of 1Gb STT-MRAM
Everspin recently announced they have begun pilot production of their 1Gb STT-MRAM (Spin-transfer Torque Magnetoresistive RAM) nonvolatile memory, after shipping the first pre-production samples in December. The new MRAM parts are fabbed on a GlobalFoundries 28nm process and are a significant advance in density and capacity compared to their current 40nm 256Mb parts. Production will be ramping up through the second half of this year.
The new parts offer 8-bit or 16-bit DDR4 interfaces at 1333MT/s (667MHz), but as with the older DDR3-based MRAM components, timing differences mean they're not necessarily a drop-in replacement for DRAM. Low capacities have kept discrete MRAM components largely confined to embedded systems, where SoCs and...Silicon Power Goes Gaming: Unleashing XPower Turbine RGB Memory & SSDs
Silicon Power is best known for its reasonably-priced storage devices as well as various accessories for PCs and smartphones. But in an attempt to grow further, the company recently decided to enter the market for gaming PC components. Last year the company unveiled its first enthusiast-class memory modules, and this year it is unleashing its RGB-adorned XPower Turbine RGB family of DIMMs and SSDs for gamers.
Silicon Power’s XPower Turbine RGB DIMMs come in 16 GB and 32 GB dual-channel kits. Specification wise, these modules use 10-layer PCBs and offer the same speed bins, latency, and voltage settings as the original XPower DIMMs launched last October: DDR4-2666 CL16, DDR4-3200 CL16, DDR4-3600 CL19, and DDR4-4133 CL19 at up to 1.4 V....ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm: A Single-Slot Water Cooled GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Ultra-high-end graphics cards these days all seem to either come with a very large triple fan cooler, or more exotically, a hybrid cooling system based around a large heatsink with fans and a liquid cooling block. Naturally, these cards use two or more slots to fit all of their mass, making them look bulky. What we don't see much of these days are smaller cards designed purely around liquid cooling system, and instead those often require an aftermarket conversion. So taking aim at the market for pre-built liquid cooled cards, ZOTAC is rolling out their GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm Single-Slot, which true to its name, is an RTX 2080 Ti that comes with a single-slot water block pre-installed.
The ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticS...Silicon Motion’s SM8108: A Next-Gen Enterprise SSD Controller w/ Dual DRAM & 3D QLC Support
Having secured strong positions on the market for consumer SSDs, Silicon Motion is now after the enterprise SSD market. At Computex, the company demonstrated a prototype of an SSD based on its next-generation controller for enterprise applications, the SM8108. The key features of the controller include support for two DRAM interfaces for higher bandwidth and improved QoS, as well as support for the latest memory types, including 3D TLC and 3D QLC.
The Silicon Motion SM8108 controller features a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol. The controller has eight NAND channels, which have a peak transfer rate of 800 MT/sec, and overall the controller can support up to 16 TB of 3D TLC and 3D QLC NAND flash. Being aimed at ...An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa
There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the big money is with EPYC. Heading up AMD’s EPYC efforts, as well as their extended collaborations in the embedded and semi-custom segments, is Forrest Norrod, the SVP and GM of the Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Group at AMD. We spent some time at Computex talking with Forrest about the upcoming premise of Rome, and how AMD now sees itself in the server and enterprise ecosystem.Spotted at Computex: ZOTAC’s Mek Mini Prebuilt PC Goes Pink
Having launched their gaming-focused Mek Mini, Mek Ultra, and VR Go 2.0 computers over the past year, ZOTAC can now address virtually all segments of gaming PC market. But even with their current lineup, there are customers that require something that looks uncommon and exclusive. To that end, ZOTAC is working on colorful versions of its Mek Mini desktop, including, of course, a pink version.
Back at CES, the company originally demonstrated four Special Color Editions of its Mek Mini systems, with cases in green, white, grey, and red. So for this year's Computex, ZOTAC showcased a pink version of its Mek Mini, to complete their rainbow lineup.
As far as hardware is concerned, ZOTAC’s Mek Mini Special Color Edition systems are b...Phison Demonstrates Turnkey SSDs Based on 3D QLC NAND
3D QLC NAND promises to become a significant phenomenon on the consumer SSD market thanks to its relatively low cost per gigabyte, further pushing down already dropping SSD prices. As one of the leading suppliers of turnkey SSDs, Phison for its part demonstrated QLC SSD prototypes at this year's Computex, using QLC NAND from both Micron and Toshiba.
To date, Phison has validated three of its controllers for use with 3D QLC NAND flash memory: two SATA controllers and one PCIe controller. The PS3111-S11T and PS3113-S13T are aimed at entry-level SATA SSDs, whereas the PS5013-E13T is designed for inexpensive PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe drives. The S13T and the E13T support Phison’s 4th Generation implementation of LDPC-based ECC as well as other mod...
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Is the tvOS 13 public beta bugging you? Here's how to downgrade!Some Apple TV users can go back to tvOS 12 after installing the tvOS 13 beta – but not everyone. Trying beta software on your Apple devices can be a fun experience – until it's not. If you installed the tvOS 13 beta and would like to go back to the current public version of tvOS, you have limited options. Take a look. Downgrading your Apple TV 4K Downgrading your Apple TV HD Downgrading your Apple TV 4K If you installed the tvOS 13 beta on your Apple TV 4K, you're out of luck. There is currently no way to downgrade your Apple TV to an earlier version of tvOS. The reason: The Apple TV 4K doesn't include the necessary USB-C port to allow you to connect it to your Mac, and Apple doesn't provide an over-the-air restore image for the most...Cast some magic in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite with these spells!Here are all of the spells that you can cast in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! It's time to get your wands and cast those spells because the Statute of Secrecy needs your help in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! In the latest AR game from Niantic, makers of Pokémon Go and Ingress, players will be casting magical spells to help return Foundables from the Wizarding World back to their rightful places. There are a variety of spells that can be cast in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, so here are all of them. Regular spells These are the bread-and-butter of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. These spells are the ones that you cast when you encounter Traces and need to get rid of the Confoundables that is endangering the Foundable of the Wizarding World. ...Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Events - rumors, launch dates, and moreEvents are something of a staple in Niantic's games, but these brilliant events seem very important Like Pokémon GO before it, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is going to have regular events for its players to complete and, with some of the bigger events, actually go to and participate in. Right now in Wizards Unite, they are called Brilliant Events and they offer special shiny Foundables for your registry as well as special assignments for you to gain XP. These events are not always active, though they do appear in your registry all the time. They are also particularly important as they give you restricted section books. In fact, they are the only source of these books currently, and you need the books to complete your Profession path e...How to downgrade from macOS Catalina if you change your mindIf you decide the beta of macOS Catalina just isn't working for you, you can downgrade back to Mojave. macOS Catalina is the next major operating system for Mac and launches this fall. The beta is now available for those willing to take the risk. If, after you've taken the risk, you decide it just wasn't worth it, you can downgrade back to macOS Mojave. If you follow these steps you'll be back to your old setup in no time. Note: If you are reading this article on the Mac that you want to downgrade on, switch to another device or print this page before continuing so you can read along as you go. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV...iOS 13 public beta ruining your fun? You can downgrade back to iOS 12!Want to roll your iPhone or iPad back to iOS 12? Here's how. The betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are still very early and likely to be filled with bugs. If for any reason, you need to downgrade your device back to a prior version, that's fine. What's more, downgrading is easy: All you need is an archived backup of your device from prior to installing the beta of iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 on your Mac or Windows PC, and to follow the steps below! Note: If you're reading this article on the iPhone or iPad you want to revert, either print it out first or open it on another iPhone, iPad, or computer so that you can read along as you go. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public be...You're the one who can help Apple fix beta bugs — file a radar!Betas are going to have bugs and Apple knows about a lot of them, but not all of them — it's our job to make them aware. Here's how! A beta is a version of something that someone considers to be not finished yet. Companies prefer to beta test their things, in Apple's case — software, in order to have more people "out in the wild" testing the product and finding things that are wrong with it. Apple doesn't log your device activities, so it's important to let the company know when something isn't working as expected or crashes. For Apple, you can submit your feedback (internally known as a "radar") through a convenient app on your iPhone or iPad (which appears automatically when you install a beta), and directly from the Feedback Assistan...What’s new in the Siri Shortcuts betasWith the public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 released today, iPhone and iPad users will find themselves with a new app installed by default: Shortcuts. The new app is the home for all Siri Shortcuts, now baked into the operating system of each platform and located in one place. There's a wide variety of changes made to Siri Shortcuts and how the Shortcuts app can work, so let's dive in to what's possible so far: Rounding out the basics The first main batch of changes affect the fundamentals of Siri Shortcuts, tightening up how new actions from apps and custom shortcuts work – they're now all just Siri Shortcuts. Plus, the editor is easier to understand and get started with, your apps can have more functional actions to use in your sho...Samsung's Serif TV now features QLED display, available for $1,600Is it a piece of furniture or a TV? What you need to know The 55-inch Serif now features a QLED display and is available for $1,600. The Serif features a distinct "I" shape design. The TV also features an Ambient Mode. Samsung on Monday announced that The Serif, a TV that looks more like a piece of art, is now available for $1,600. Featuring a 55-inch QLED display, The Serif is particularly notable for its unconventional design. According to Andrew Sivori, TV Product Marketing at Samsung, The Serif has been designed as a gateway for "personal expression in the home" and to challenge consumers to re-think how the TV fits into their home. The Serif forms a distinct "I" shape and looks reminiscent of a university chalkboard. The TV's de...
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First public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina are now out
Today Apple has released the first public beta builds for iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina. All three new iterations of its operating systems were announced at the company's annual developer conference earlier this month. In the meantime we've seen a few developer previews, but now Apple has decided the upcoming releases are good enough to undergo testing out in the open by anyone who has the guts to sign up for its beta program. To sign up, go to this website. You'll then keep receiving follow-up beta builds all the way to the release of the finalized versions of the operating systems,...eBay UK deal lets you get an iPhone X for £425
Using the PURE20 code on eBay UK will knock 20% off the price of items from select sellers. You can see the full list of participating sellers here (along with the promo's T&C), but we'll focus on tech. This promo ends on Thursday. Starting on Tuesday, the iPhone X will start at £500. The units are seller refurbished (Pristine condition is out of stock, Excellent is available). The promo above is capped at £75, so the price of the cheapest available units drops to £425. This deal ends on Wednesday. Apple iPhone X Apple iPhone 7 The Apple iPhone 7 will get updated to iOS 13...Study finds over 2,000 dangerous apps on Google Play Store, some are famous
A two-year-long study found that 2,040 apps on Google Play Store are harmful in some way. Some require suspicious amount of permissions, while others are straight up malware, reports the University of Sydney and Data61 of CSIRO. The research included about 1 million apps on Google Play and found a large amount of fake apps without malware but still requiring permissions to access data they have no business with. You may have heard some of the titles - Hill Climb Racing or Temple Run. To process all 1 million apps, the researchers used neural networks and machine learning. The...RHA announces T20 Wireless earphones with DualCoil drivers
British audio company RHA has announced a wireless version of its popular T20 earphones. The T20 Wireless claim to combine the best of wired and wireless design in one package. At the core of the T20 Wireless is RHA's DualCoil driver design. It features two voice coils instead of the usual one, one in the center and one around the magnet with custom diaphragm, which RHA claims puts equal emphasis across all frequency bands. You also get the same custom tuning filters as the standard T20. You can use the bass filter, which boosts the low frequencies, the Treble filter for high...Belkin Boost Charge is the first MFi-certified third-party USB-C to Lightning cable
Belkin has launched Boost Charge, the first USB-C to Lightning cable in the world that's made by a third-party manufacturer and not Apple. The cable is MFi or Made for iPhone certified, which means it is officially certified by Apple for use with its devices and will ensure 100% compatibility with all Apple Lightning enabled devices. The cable is also USB-IF certified. All of these certificates will serve as a peace of mind as the cable also supports fast charging and Belkin promises 50% faster charging than the standard Lightning cable when used with a compatible charger. If...Samsung Galaxy S10 5G sells 1 million units in South Korea alone
Samsung is reportedly dominating the 5G market in South Korea with over 1 million Galaxy S10 5G units sold 80 days of its availability. If we divide the total number by the days on the market we get an estimate of 15,000 Galaxy S10 5G's sold per day. In comparison LG has reportedly sold 280,000 V50 ThinQ 5G's since May 10. That's still a strong number, but nowhere near what the Samsung flagship managed. The 5G revolution started in South Korea but you can already get a Galaxy S10 5G in the UK through EE and Vodafone and in the US through Verizon and Sprint. Source | ViaBill Gates believes Microsoft's lost out on $400B by losing the smartphone market
During a talk with venture capital company Village Global Bill Gates admitted that he regrets that Microsoft didn't beat Google to create the "standard non-Apple phone platform". In his own words, "In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. It really is winner take all. If you're there with half as many apps or 90 percent as...
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Alligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found With ‘Bite Marks’ in Pond
On Saturday, a South Carolina man was found dead in a giant pond with “bite marks” on his body and authorities believe that he might have been killed by an alligator. According to […]
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Officials say the mysterious explosion that rattled the residents of a central German town in the early morning hours of Sunday was “with almost absolute certainty” a World War II bomb. Photos captured […]
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After spending more than 200 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), three Expedition 59 astronauts are coming back to Earth tonight and NASA is livestreaming their return trip. On June 24, NASA […]
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The iPad Pro stands in a class all its own. It’s like a computer that you can hold in your hand. The newest model offers more power than some laptop PCs, while maintaining […]
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The undersea world is home to odd but beautiful creatures. One of them, the rainbow-hued blanket octopus, glides through the water like a swimming, swirling rainbow. A photographer recently captured incredible footage a […]
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One of my biggest criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the uncaring way the machinery chews up and spits out the actual artists who make the movies in the first place. Anyone […]
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A Twitter user captured a crow that resembles a gorilla on video and it looks like something straight out of a horror film. The creature, which is dubbed “gorilla crow,” is shown perched […]
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Just as the success of the Switch has shaken Nintendo out of the slump of the Wii U years, its senior management has seen several recent changes bringing new voices to the top of […]
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Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC’s Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuationMonzo, the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding. Confirming TechCrunch’s scoop in April, the Series F round is led by Y Combinator’s “Continuity” growth fund, and gives the company a new £2 billion (~$2.5b) post-money valuation. That’s double the £1 billion valuation […]At last, a camera app that automatically removes all people from your photosAs a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I'm never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people crowding into my photos, whatever I happen to shoot, is a persistent one. That won't be an issue any more with Bye Bye Camera, an app that simply removes any humans from photos you take. Finally!Drone Racing League is raising $50 millionThe enterprise drone space has been heating up over the past couple years, but a startup in the entertainment drone space is raising the big cash now. The Drone Racing League is in the process of raising up to $50 million from investors in a Series C round according to SEC docs published today. The […]Apple says Spotify exaggerated how much ‘App Store tax’ it paysIn March, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over the so-called “Apple tax” and claims of restrictive rules regarding the App Store. In the time since, Apple has responded with the launch of a website that takes aim at the anti-trust, anti-competitive claims against it, and most recently, a deep dive […]This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flawsWind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades of turbines autonomously, helping keep our green power infrastructure in good kit.WordPress management site WP Engine acquires Flywheel as it moves to a $1B valuation and IPOWordPress now accounts for 34 percent of all websites globally, and today one of the key companies that helps handle the creation and management of some of those WP-hosted sites is getting a little bigger through some consolidation in the wider ecosystem. WP Engine, which works with businesses to build and manage their WordPress-hosted sites, […]Reminder: Meet TechCrunch in NYC tomorrowAnd we’re back! TechCrunch is returning to NYC for a Meet and Greet tomorrow at The Yard in Herald Square. It’s been a couple years since we’ve held an event in NYC and we’ve missed it. Join Managing Editor Jordan Crook, Battlefield Host and Senior Writer Anthony Ha, Head of Startup Battlefield Neesha Tambe, and […]Daily Crunch: Details on the new Raspberry PiThe Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi 4 While the Raspberry Pi first started as a simple computer designed to […]
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Microsoft's foldable Surface could support Android apps
`````````Microsoft's next Surface could be unlike any other, and not just because it will be foldable.
A new report in Forbes reveals more details about the rumored device, and it sounds like the next-generation Surface will be a serious departure from previous versions of the product. The report, which was based off a market research firm's "supply chain sources," claims that the fold-up Surface will have dual 9-inch displays, LTE or possibly 5G support, and will launch in the first half of 2020.
It's not clear if the "foldable" Surface refers to simply a collapsible dual-screen device, or to a truly flexible display. Previous reports have indicated that Microsoft is prepping Windows 10 for both such scenarios. And rumors of a foldable ...Everything we learned about computer viruses from '90s films
If you know how to protect your mainframe from the backdoor trojan worm that’s duplicated the virus code malware drive in the reboot server, uh, code, then this article isn’t for you. If it sounds made up and like a movie script from the '90s, then keep reading unless you want your identity stolen and used on the dark web to buy caviar and rhino horn.
Unless you can type as well as the guy below (a government official in the original 1995 film Ghost in the Shell), or you've already got a cybersecurity solution like Bitdefender set up, then the world of computer viruses and hacking can be real confusing — but important to know. Read more...More about Tech, Movies, Cybersecurity, Hacking, and VirusJake Paul and Tana Mongeau got engaged and no one is sure if it's real
YouTube's loudest couple is engaged, and honestly nobody surprised.
Jake Paul proposed to fellow vlogger Tana Mongeau during a weekend trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday. At around 1:30 a.m. at a club on Monday, he brought out a three-tier cake decorated with an enormous ring and the words, "Will you marry me, Tana?"
She immediately tweeted about it.
JAKE JUST PROPOSED
— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) June 24, 2019
JAKE PAUL AND TANA MONGEAU ARE ENGAGED! @jakepaul @tanamongeau Y'ALL CRAZY CRAZY DAMN CANT WAIT FOR THE CONTENT & THE DRAMA ALERT @KEEMSTAR pic.twitter.com/eUPns3mv0J
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Some fans are not happy with the new dub Netflix put on Neon Genesis Evangelion.
It's a time-honored media pastime at this point to bend over backward in order to avoid describing gay relationships as, well, actually gay. Just look at these gal pals! Just a couple of guys being bros! Those aren't lesbians, they're, uh, cousins.
But there's a difference between an animation studio choosing to keep LGBTQ relationships subtle, and censorship of queer themes and language. Translation falls right into a grey area between the two.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of the most popular and influential anime series to come out of the '90s, was recently released from licensing hell, and has found a new home on Netflix. For unknown reason, Netflix upd...10 brands that tried too hard during Pride Month in 2019
It's Pride Month, the time of year when corporations do their very best to prove just how supportive they are.
Rainbows are everywhere: in clothing stores, on public storefronts, and on nearly every brand logo on Twitter. And while some of the profits from specialty Pride merchandise do go to worthy nonprofits, other brands donate a paltry amount, and some merch is simply used to generate additional profit. (It's worth noting as well that many companies that plaster their brands with rainbows for Pride also donate large sums to politicians who actively oppose LGBTQ rights.)
Then there's the merch and branding that just takes it a step too far. Either these products are far too corny for public consumption, or the brands themselves are to...Meet the robotic strawberry harvesters that are picking fresh produce — Strictly Robots
Named the “Agrobot,” the robot’s designed to carry out its tasks autonomously. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Robot, Artificial Intelligence, Agriculture, and StrawberryNew giant squid footage shows they're not terrible monsters, after all
We love tales about monsters.
Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren't beasts of horror. They're a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.
"When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken dragging sailors to their deaths and images of doom," said marine biologist Nathan Robinson, who helped seek out and find the recent giant squid. Read more...More about Science, Ocean, Deep Sea, Giant Squid, and ScienceWendy's just sent everyone a mysterious Google Calendar invite for a lunch date
It's not every day that you receive a Google Calendar lunch invite from Wendy's. Yes, the entire corporation, Wendy's, is going to wine and dine us.
Today, Wendy's official Twitter account teased us all with the promise of something when they posted a subtle GCal link with the caption "Let's hang." Since using something as official and business-y as Google Calendar to announce a potential new item is new territory for brand marketing, I'll bite — but the internet has so many questions. Is this a casual hang, a professional lunch, or does Wendy's want something more? Do we have to bring a greasy bouquet of french fries? Read more...More about Twitter, Brands, Wendy S, Culture, and Social Media Companies
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